T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #7

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Cafu, Mike Grell, Nick Dragotta Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 18, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Kick-starting the second arc of the hit new series, this issue shines a spotlight on the original Iron Maiden! What ties does this classic foe of the original team have to the current lineup? All we know for sure is that the new Dynamo better watch out, because she sure enjoyed causing the old one pain! Action and intrigue abound in this perfect jumping-on point for new readers!

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic May 22, 2011

    There are those who get frustrated by a comic that decreases the level of dialog for the sake of having great art. Personally I don't mind it provided that the art is stellar, which it is. The fact that Colleen gets no more than two pages worth of stage times didn't bother me as more will develop in the coming issues. But no doubt, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents has become one of my favorite comic book series, right after Secret Six. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 18, 2011

    Though a solid read, the returns on the storytelling aren't what they should be. Let's hope this history stuff is out of the way, and the next issue makes up for it with more substantial developments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 18, 2011

    The flaw with this issue is the decision to include a backup story that explores the relationship between Dynamo and Iron Maiden. This segment is handled by Nick Dragotta, who delivers an eye-pleasing rendition of the Silver Age T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. This segment also builds up Iron Maiden's character a bit. So what's the problem? This backup takes up five of the already meager page count. T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents for whatever reason, is one of the books to have suffered the most in DC's transition to 20 pages. With Spencer breaking up his script with both an extended flashback and a backup feature, the issue feels overly brief and even somewhat fractured. Hopefully this isn't the start of a trend for this arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn May 21, 2011

    I'm almost certain this series, as well as Iron Man 2.0, will recover from its inertia and apply some torque to get the wheels spinning again, but for now I'm feeling a bit underwhelmed by Nick Spencer's plot organization. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Morgan Davis May 23, 2011

    T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents #7Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011By: Morgan Davis Nick SpencerCafu, Mike Grell, Nick Dragotta, Bit (i),DC Remember when David Lapham would start issues of Young Liars off by suggesting a soundtrack? I've always wondered why more writers don't do that kind of thing, especially since comics don't need to deal with the hassles of licensing and royalties the way movies and television do, leaving a potentially infinite number of soundtrack possibilities for comics. Which is why it was a pleasant surprise to see Nick Spencer adopt a similar trick in T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents seven, with the bulk of the issue's first story unrolling to the subtly creepy Dion hit "The Wanderer." Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett May 23, 2011

    "T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents" #7 tries to deliver an intriguing beginning to the new arc focusing on Colleen and her mother, the former villain Iron Maiden, but it devotes so much space to Iron Maiden and Dynamo being captured in the '80s that there's no real substance to the issue. Even the Silver Age 'back-up' feels out of place set apart when Spencer demonstrated in the first arc that he can interweave flashbacks so effortlessly and cleanly into the main story. The art is gorgeous and carries the day, something that this title hasn't needed yet with Spencer's strong writing. Read Full Review

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